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Dorothy
McQuaide (Richardson)

September 9, 1924 – January 3, 2020

Dorothy McQuaide
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Obituary for Dorothy McQuaide (Richardson)

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Dorothy (Richardson) McQuaide, 95, of Bradenton, Florida, formerly a longtime resident of Dracut, died peacefully on January 3, 2020, in Bradenton. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond L. McQuaide.

Born in Lowell on July 9, 1924, a daughter of the late Clark and Ethel (Richardson) Richardson. She graduated from Dracut High School with the Class of 1943. After graduation, Dorothy worked as a mill stitcher at the former Pleasant Dress, Robert Leonard, Lowell Lingerie, and Lowell Dress mills.

Mrs. McQuaide was a member of the Middlesex Grange #216, Massachusetts State Grange, National Grange, and a Dracut Grange Past Master member for over fifty years. A longtime member of the Dracut Historical Society, she served on the Bicentennial Commission. She was a 4-H Leader on both state and national levels for many years.

Dorothy is survived by a daughter, Nancy Smith of Bradenton, FL, with whom she made her home, a brother, Gilbert Richardson and his wife Janet of Dracut, three nieces, Ellie Monroe, Mary Bedell, and Lee-Ann Simard, and one nephew, Edward McInnis. She was the sister of the late Arlene Simard, sister-in-law of the late Wilmer Simard, and mother-in-law of the late Michael Smith.

It being her wish, funeral services were private. Arrangements in the care of the MORSE-BAYLISS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. Please visit Dorothy’s Life Tribute at www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com
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